Human Geography Online Course
Our human geography online course covers a systematic analysis of people’s cultural regions, including settlement patterns and change via migration and diffusion.
- Online - Self-Paced Enroll Anytime
- EST. time to complete:
- 3 to 9 Months
- $384.88 per credit
Why take Human Geography online?
This introductory course in human geography meets the current NDUS general education requirements for social sciences, and it presently qualifies for UND’s Essential Studies requirement of within the special emphasis area category of the diversity of human experience. The course learning goals are centered on the UND Essential Studies themes of information literacy and that of intercultural knowledge and skills. It focuses upon concepts, models, and applications of contemporary human geography to the study of the cultural landscape at scales ranging from the local through the global. The spatial approach is used to discover geographical perspectives on population, migration, language, religion, folk and popular culture, economic systems, political systems, settlement, land use planning, tourism, and environmental issues.
Students have 3 to 9 months to complete this course from the time of enrollment. You may work at your own pace and complete lessons on your own schedule, submitting up to three items per week for grading. This course contains 19 lessons including an open-book final exam:
Part 1: The Context
- Lesson 1: The Home Planet
- Lesson 2: The Nature of Geography
Part 2: People, Resources, and Environment
- Lesson 3: Population Dynamics
- Lesson 4: Population and Food
- Lesson 5: Population and Resources
- Lesson 6: People and the Environment
Part 3: The Economic Organization of Space
- Lesson 7: The Geography of Three Economic Sectors
- Lesson 8: The Economic Geography of Uneven Development
Part 4: The Cultural Organization of Space
- Lesson 9: The Geography of Population
- Lesson 10: The Geography of Religion
- Lesson 11: The Geography of Language
Part 5: The Global Organization of Space
- Lesson 12: Creating a Global Economy
- Lesson 13: The Global Geography of Culture
Part 6: The Political Organization of Space
- Lesson 14: World Orders
- Lesson 15: The Nation-State
Part 7: The Urban Organization of Space
- Lesson 16: The Urban Transformation
- Lesson 17: Networks of Cities
- Lesson 18: The Internal Structure of the City
- Lesson 19: Final Exam
Each lesson contains lesson objectives, a to-do list, required reading, an introductory lecture, and one or more assessments. All lessons will have a reflective writing piece, an opportunity for you to present in about a page of writing what are your thoughts about what you read in the textbook and what you heard using the narrated PowerPoint slides. Your instructor looks for you to express critical thinking and creative thinking while also practicing the mechanics of good writing in terms of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and syntax. Just a few of lessons have any more than that amount of writing. To balance out the way you are assessed, there will be a few lessons that require you to visit certain websites and to respond to particular questions that are multiple-choice and/or true-false in format.
What is required to take this online course?
Short, John Rennie, 2017. Human Geography: A Short Introduction. Second Edition. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN-13: 978-0190679835 ISBN-10: 01906798
How will the course appear on my transcript?
You may enroll at any time and have 3-9 months to complete this online course. The college credits you earn will be recorded on your transcript in the semester you register.
Why Take Online Classes at UND?
Here are a few reasons why you should take an online enroll anytime course at UND:
- Great customer service – Our registration team is ready to answer questions quickly so you can focus on your coursework.
- Affordable – UND's enroll anytime courses are priced at North Dakota's affordable, in-state tuition rate.
- Accredited – UND is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
- Easily transfer credits – Transferring credits is always at the discretion of the institution to which the credits are being transferred. In general, credits from schools/universities that are regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission transfer to other regionally accredited institutions. UND's online courses appear on your UND transcript in the same way as other courses.
Flexible 100% Online Course
You'll take this online course at your own pace. Some students thrive in this environment, while other students may struggle with setting their own deadlines. If you have successfully taken an independent study or correspondence course previously, UND’s enroll anytime courses may be right for you. Still not sure? Take our online quiz to help determine if online enroll anytime courses are right for you.
Course information including tuition, technology requirements, textbooks, lessons and exams is subject to change without notice.